Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem: Many people who experience unsightly veins also suffer from accompanying symptoms that include late-night leg cramps; swelling; and tired, heavy legs.

“When your varicose veins are affecting your daily life, your health insurance likely will cover treatment,” says Colleen J. Moore, MD, FACS, RPVI, vascular surgeon, Saint Francis Medical Partner. “We offer many advanced treatments at Moore_Colleen_ J_4351Saint Francis’ Vein and Laser Center, including laser ablation, sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy.”

During laser ablation, a surgeon uses a laser to seal off the offending vein. Sclerotherapy uses injections to eliminate smaller varicose veins, while ambulatory phlebectomy removes the entire vein through a small incision in the skin. All procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

“If your legs feel tired and heavy every evening and are better in the morning, you may want to consider varicose vein treatment at Saint Francis,” says Moore.

For more information on varicose vein treatment call 573-331-3996.